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The books cited below are pertinent to our discussions and site visits. Used copies of most are available for a pittance through online booksellers such as amazon, AbeBooks, and others. Also, most are available as e-books. 


Highly Recommended


Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour, by Lynne Olson (Random House, 2010).  MUST READ! 


National Geographic Traveler London (3rd edition), by Louise Nicholson (National Geographic, 2011, paperback, 272 pages). PROVEN RELIABLE. 


Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany, by Donald L. Miller (Simon & Schuster, 2007). HIGHLY PRAISED


Highly Recommended


A Wing and a Prayer: The "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in Action over Europe in World War II, by Harry H. Crosby (HarperCollins, 1993). EXCELLENT AND PERTINENT TO ONE OF OUR SITE VISITS.


Digging Deeper

Churchill: A Life, by Martin Gilbert (Henry Holt, 1991). RELIABLE REFERENCE FOR SELECTIVE READING. 


Hidden Places of East Anglia: An informative guide to the more secluded and less well-known places in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. by Peter Long, 2008.  USEFUL BACKGROUND. 


For The Curious


Instructions for American Forces in Britain 1942, by the Department of the Navy and the U.S. War Department  (re-published in 2012). INTERESTING AND AMUSING.


Churchill: By His Granddaughter, Celia Sandys (London: Imperial War Museum, 2014). ENTICING: CELIA SANDYS WILL BE WITH US WHEN WE VISIT CHURCHILL’S CHARTWELL HOME.


If you'd like to talk to me about readings, send me a message to and I will contact you. - Tom Hatfield




Our Shared Heritage in London & East Anglia


September 7 – 17, 2019

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